Communications and Community Relations

Communication Services for Schools

The Communications Department works with schools to assist in communicating with students, parents, staff and the community. The support offered to schools by the department include the following services:

  • Crisis communications support
    • on-site presence
    • media management
    • intra-agency/intra-district communication
    • parent notification
  • Media liaison services
    • news release preparation
    • responding to reporter inquiries
    • “pitching” story ideas to local media     
  • Parent notification system assistance     
    • outreach calling support
    • teacher calling support
  • Communications planning
    • identification of target audiences
    • development of key communicators’ systems
  • Online communications support
    • support for school web content managers 
    • electronic content templates
    • presentation development
  • Newsletter information
    • district news
    • general education news
  • Communications coaching
    • media response training
    • site communications methods
    • publications development
  • Family engagement support
    • home-school communications development
    • focus/engagement group facilitation
  • Event support
    • advertising
    • program development  
  • Volunteer program coordination (Office of Community Involvement) 
  • Additional assistance for individual schools as requested

Communications and Community Relations
Tracey Beeker, Director

Kelsey Whealy, Media Relations Specialist

Caroline Lee, Administrative Assistant;
Public Records Custodian, Peachjar eflyers 

Digital Communications
Mina Ajrab, Manager

Torie Ewald, Social Media Strategist

Katy Ellis, Social Media Producer

Phone: 941-927-4009 or
941-927-9000 ext. 74009
Fax: 941-927-2539
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Green 3rd Floor

Education Channel 20/33
John Flowerree, Manager

TBA, Engineer

Phone: 941-361-6355
Fax: 941-361-6358
4748 Beneva Road
Sarasota, Florida 34233

Community Involvement
Lyndsey Cantees, Coordinator

Jennifer Anderson, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31500
Fax: 941-361-6539
Green 1st Floor

Staff Listing

1/22/2019 - North County School Showcase

1/23/2019 - South County School Showcase

1/24/2019 - 2019 STEMsmart Student Summit

1/24/2019 - Woodland Middle Open House Showcase Stream Carnival

1/24/2019 - Sarasota Middle School Open House Showcase

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